Voice Coach | Director | Vocal Health
What I Do
Transform Your Speaking Skills
Clarity & Expression
Directing for Theatre
I am a professional theatre director, voice teacher and vocal coach, with a particular interest in vocal health and science. I'm Artistic Director of Red Alchemy Theatre Company & Voice Studio and Musical Director of the female vocal sextet, Alchemy. I am a member of Vocology in Practice, a global network of voice experts who are at the forefront of vocal health, science and pedagogy and, more recently, have brought my experience and skillset to the business arena via The Voice Industry.
With over twenty-five years’ experience crafting and training voices to create maximum impact, I can help you enhance connection and transform your vocal presence and performance. By applying my clear and practical vocal techniques, I assist business leaders as their ‘secret weapon’ in developing a more compelling, confident and authoritative presence in the workplace!
In addition to my corporate clients, I have a proven track record in contributing to the success of actors and singers: until the pandemic struck, my clients were playing leading roles on Broadway, the West End, and at major Irish venues including The Abbey and The Gate Theatres. As a theatre director and producer, I've worked with national and international casts on a range of outstanding productions at home and abroad, and have directed work to critical and commercial acclaim in New York City as well as in professional theatres all over Ireland.
An original faculty member of the first ever musical theatre degree course in Ireland, I lectured in voice, acting and music theatre history, and I continue to be active as a guest lecturer and masterclass facilitator.
My original training was in voice and piano at the Conservatory of Music & Drama and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and I hold a first-class MA in Directing from Dublin City University. I'm an accredited Vocology in Practice coach, a member of the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS), and a qualified vocal health first-aider. I've just completed a postgraduate Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship programme at Trinity College, Dublin – the perfect umbrella title for my life’s enterprises – and I'm simultaneously progressing my vocal science education. I am also delighted to be serving a second year with the inspiring ladies of the Network Kilkenny committee.
Originally from Dublin, I live in the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny with my husband, the artist John O’Donoghue, our gorgeous golden retriever, George, and two crazy rescue cats, Dot and Clarence. George and I volunteer as a Visiting Team for Irish Therapy Dogs - and love spending time every week with the service users at the Department of Psychiatry in St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny!
New York Composer/Writer
Having worked with Christine over the past couple of years, I have found her to be knowledgeable and discerning regarding all things musical, with a great facility for organisation and administration.
Olivier Award Nominee, Broadway and West End Actor/Singer
Christine is someone who I completely trust. Mainly because she is honest with me and encourages me, as an actor, to take chances and make certain choices. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her help.
From her brilliant work directing the highly successful “Annie” at the Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House, to a run of six incredible sell-out Christmas shows at the Olympia Theatre, she has been first-class. A lady of extreme charm and a highly professional approach to everything she does.